We do take photos during the lesson. Often the photographer is also an instructor in the water and provides an added service of helping the other instructors coach and from different angles. They are able to provide wave coaching and post wave coaching, and help to keep the lesson organized. In order to keep this service feasible for us, we have photo packages available for purchase after the lesson. You may also prepay for photos, but this is not required. We do not share your photos with other parties. Additionally we often have someone catching some of the action with a camera from the shore.